The wrist & hand form a precision instrument allowing performance of highly skilled tasks with great power or pinpoint accuracy. Injury to the hand or wrist can deprive us from achieving the most simple of tasks. Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. Wrist pain […]
Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury.
Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, […]
Tradies have among the highest number of injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and other health and safety risks of any profession.
Every day 10 tradies are badly injured at work. That is 3650 tradies a year on workers compensation. Nearly a quarter of all roofers, labourers and plumbers experience back pain, muscle stress and strain from lifting […]
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) as “…an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”.¹ Potential mechanisms for pain and the risk factors for associated disability have been extensively studied in order to understand the pain […]
Years ago, arthritis was considered an inherent part of the aging process and a signal to a patient that it’s time to slow down, but not so anymore. Recent research and clinical findings show that there is much more to life for arthritis patients than the traditional recommendation of bed rest and drug therapy.
Exercise headaches usually strike in younger people, from adolescence through age 50. This type of headache usually occurs with lengthy exercise sessions. The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and the pain typically fades when the exercise stops. However, in certain cases the exercise induced headaches can last up to two days. […]
If you suffer from persistent or recurring headaches, it may be that your neck is the culprit (and you may not even have pain!) This cause of headache has been commonly overlooked which has often resulted in patients suffering for many years.
Physios are experts in assessing and treating neck related headache. Headaches caused […]
Chronic pain usually falls into one of two categories:
Nociceptive pain is caused by damage to body tissue and usually described as a sharp, aching, or throbbing pain. The damage may be due to an event such as an injury or surgery or an active disease process within the tissues.
Neuropathic pain occurs when there […]
Australia is a sports-loving nation, as both participants and spectators. Australia’s mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, participation in outdoor exercise and sports can occur all year round. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), over 60% of Australians participate in sports and exercise programs.
The Medibank Private Safe […]
Acute low back pain refers to pain in the lower back which has lasted for less than 12 weeks. The lumbar spine is the bottom section of the spine and consists of five vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are structures called discs which act as shock absorbers. There are countless muscles acting on the lumbar spine […]